Her Fixer Upper

It’s May already (how is this year going so quickly?!) which means it’s publication month for my new book Her Fixer Upper, a friends-to-lovers romcom about two former schoolmates who decide to buy a renovation house together as a project. What could possible go wrong?!

It’s a story about the joy of friendship and the importance of believing in yourself. I had so much fun writing Her Fixer Upper, and I really hope you enjoy reading it.

Her Fixer Upper is out in e-book on 19th May, and in paperback on 25th May.

This letter to the reader has flowers at the top of the page and has a green background.
The text in the letter is as follows:

Dear Reader,

I’m so excited to tell you about my new book, Her Fixer Upper, a friends-to-lovers romcom about two former schoolmates who decide to buy a renovation house together as a project. What could possibly go wrong?!

Freya dreams of owning her own home. Charlie is struggling to get a mortgage. When the two old friends bump into each other on a night out, Charlie jokes that buying together would solve all their problems. He doesn’t expect Freya to say yes, let alone yes to a less-than-perfect fixer upper. 

They know it won’t be easy, but living and working together soon presents them with a challenge which neither of them anticipated. Will Charlie and Freya fall out of the love with the house, or in love with each other?

It's a story about the joy of friendship and the importance of believing in yourself. I had so much fun writing Her Fixer Upper, and I really hope you enjoy reading it.

Emily x

Take A Chance On Greece wins Best Romantic Comedy Award at the Romantic Novel Awards 2023

Receiving the award from actor Peter Davison. It all felt like an out of body experience and I kept expecting to wake up and find it was a dream!

I’m so honoured and delighted to share that Take A Chance On Greece won the Jane Wenham-Jones Award for Romantic Comedy at the Romantic Novel Awards 2023! I wrote the book during the pandemic when going to Greece felt like an impossible dream. It was a joy to be able to travel there in my imagination instead, and I’m so glad that the book has struck a chord with readers. It’s a real privilege to write stories which hopefully provide some feel-good escapism and put a smile on people’s faces.

With my lovely agent Amanda Preston, and editor extraordinaire Jennie Rothwell

The awards themselves were held at a swish hotel in London and it was so lovely to spend an evening chatting about all things books and meeting some of my writing heroes. I’d like to say thank you to the organisers at the RNA and huge congratulations to all the other shortlisted and winning authors.

Take a Chance on Greece

The sun is shining and if you’re anything like me, you might be thinking longingly of holidays! Well, if you fancy an armchair trip to the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia, I’m delighted to announce that my new romcom Take a Chance on Greece is out in e-book on 1st July and in paperback on 18th August 2022. I’m so excited to share Lydia’s story with you and I hope you enjoy travelling with her on her adventures.

Dear Reader,
Have you ever felt stuck in a rut, and then something completely unexpected happens which
forces you to reassess and try something new? That’s exactly the position the main
character Lydia in my new book, Take a Chance on Greece, finds herself in when she wakes
up after a wild night out in Kefalonia with a tattoo saying ‘Awesome Andreas’.
She’s absolutely mortified and doesn’t even remember meeting anyone called Andreas.
After all, she’s an accountant with a five-year plan. She’s definitely not a party girl.
The sensible thing to do would be to research how to get the tattoo removed and move on
with her safe and steady life. But she’s had enough of being predictable.
Instead, Lydia decides to track down the mysterious Andreas, but the path to true love is
never simple. As she goes from one disastrous date to another, she starts to lose hope in
ever finding him. Perhaps Lydia is looking in the wrong places, and the right man for her is
just next door, if only she’d take a chance on him…
I really hope you enjoy travelling to Kefalonia with Lydia. Thank you for your support!
Emily x

Love Stories Ukraine

I’m delighted to have contributed to a book of short stories raising money to support Ukraine. It’s available in both e-book and paperback, and for the bargain price of just £2.99 for the e-book or £8.99 for the paperback you get 30 stories from 30 authors. 100% of the profits are going to the DEC’s Ukrainian Humanitarian appeal.

Love Stories is an anthology of short stories from your favourite women’s fiction authors, raising money for the DEC’s Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.

Featuring contributions from Adele Parks, Milly Johnson, Jane Fallon, Katie Fforde, Jane Corry, Jessica Fellowes, Cathy Bramley, Holly Martin, Paige Toon, Rachael Lucas, Josie Lloyd, Phoebe Morgan, Emily Kerr, Kirsty Greenwood, Gillian McAllister, Clare Swatman, Gill Paul, Rachel Edwards, Alex Brown, Pernille Hughes, Tasmina Perry, Lola Jay, Bernice Bloom, Chrissie Manby, Cesca Major, Veronica Henry, Tammy Cohen, Isabelle Broom and Amanda Jennings, Love Stories is a perfect escapist read, with 100% of the profits from the anthology going to DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Click here to buy.

Meet Me Under the Northern Lights

It’s just over a week until my new romantic comedy ‘Meet Me Under the Northern Lights‘ is published in e-book and audio. I can’t wait to share Lucy’s story with you. If you fancy escaping to the beautiful snowy landscape of Finland, then this is the book for you!

Dear readers,

Do you ever feel like you want to escape everyday life and travel to somewhere completely different? Well, for the main character in “Meet Me Under the Northern Lights”, radio host Lucy Fairweather, getting away becomes a necessity when a cleverly edited video of her goes viral. Lucy’s a city-dwelling sunshine lover, but given the choice of facing the social media trolls, or hiding out at a wilderness lodge on the edge of the Arctic Circle, she chooses the latter. 

Arriving in Finland, Lucy is less than impressed and wholly underdressed. Stuck with little daylight, no affinity with her skies, and a gorgeous but grumpy new boss, Lucy can’t seem to do anything right. Far from home and in a winter wonderland, will an encounter with the breathtaking Northern Lights change her luck, in both life and love?

I had such fun travelling in my imagination with Lucy to the Arctic Circle as I wrote “Meet Me Under the Northern Lights”. I really hope you enjoy reading about her adventures as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Thank you for your support!
Emily x

The paperback will be published on 3rd March 2022.

Paperback copies of Duvet Day get Lab tested!

My author copies of Duvet Day arrived this weekend and it was such a thrill to be able to hold them for the first time! Thankfully my faithful companion was on hand to make sure the box was fully Lab tested. Inevitably, he was slightly more interested in his dinner (it was that time of the day, after all) but he was very indulgent, and happy because I was happy!

Fun fact: my pooch inspired the surname of Duvet Day’s protagonist, Alexa Humphries!

Fear not, you don’t have to wait too much longer until you can get your own copy of Duvet Day. It’s out in paperback on 19th August, and of course, you can buy it in e-book right now!

Win a copy of Duvet Day!

Everyone deserves a Duvet Day…and now there’s a chance for you to win one! The lovely folk at My Weekly are running a competition to win one of five paperback copies.

Head over to their website to find out more, plus you can watch a video of me reading an exclusive extract from the book.

Hurry, entries close at midnight on 14th June 2021!

Out of Office

I was absolutely thrilled when my short story “Out of Office” was selected to feature in “The Word for Freedom“, an anthology published by Retreat West Books to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. The book is raising money for the charity Hestia so it’s all for a very good cause. The anthology is on sale here, but if you fancy a preview of my story, then you can watch it on YouTube. It’s narrated by yours truly, and it was put together by the clever folk at Retreat West.


The Word for Freedom


I’m delighted to announce that my short story “Out of Office” is going to be included in “The Word for Freedom” anthology, a collection of stories of women’s suffrage published by Retreat West Books to raise money for the charity Hestia. It’s due to be published at the beginning of November to coincide with the Hundred Years March, when a group of women living and working in East London will march to honour and celebrate what has been achieved in women’s suffrage, but with a clear manifesto and voice that women’s rights still need fighting for.